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Virginia high school teacher says making kids behave in class is ‘white supremacy’

The teacher called the techniques that help reduce disruptive student behavior “white supremacy with a hug.”

“It’s things like making sure that you’re following directions, and making sure that you’re sitting quietly, and you are in your seat — and all these things that come from white culture,” he said in the video, which is being widely shared online after being saved before he deleted it.

“The idea of just sitting quiet and being told stuff and taking things in in a passive stance, is not a thing that’s in many cultures,” Thompson claimed.

“So if we’re positively enforcing these behaviors, we are by extension positively enforcing elements of white culture,” he claimed with a smug smile.

Minnesota Supreme Court overturns Mohamed Noor’s murder conviction

Minnesota’s Supreme Court has overturned the murder conviction of rookie Minneapolis cop Mohamed Noor on a legal technicality and ordered his sentence to be reduced, four years after he shot dead Australian-American woman Justine Damond outside her home. 

The court upheld Noor’s manslaughter conviction and ordered him to be resentenced, agreeing with his attorneys on a technicality that the specific wording of the ‘depraved mind’ murder charge he was convicted of.  

He is currently two years into a 12.5 year sentence. It’s unclear how much his sentence will be lowered by, but it is likely to be less than the ten years he was facing. 

Ten years is the maximum sentence for second degree manslaughter. There is no minimum.  

VIDEO: Black Lives Matter protesters call NYPD cop the N-word — and the officer has to be restrained by his colleagues

mage source: Twitter video screenshot via @AshAgony
mage source: Twitter video screenshot via @AshAgony

Protesters chanted the name of Mike Rosado — a Bronx man who died last month in a shootout with police, the cable network noted — and a megaphone-toting officer told the protesters they were being arrested for disorderly conduct.

Some major scuffles broke out, with officers restraining a protester while the crowd told cops to “let go of her!” Fox News said.

But one of the more eye-catching and ear-catching moments occurred when at least two of the protesters called a black cop the N-word, after which the officer had to be restrained by his colleagues and was led away from the conflict.

FCC not ruling out steps to expand broadband access, chair says at POLITICO Tech Summit

Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File
Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File

The head of the Federal Communications Commission left the door open on Wednesday to taking further actions to ensure everyone has broadband access — including price regulation and combating “digital redlining.”

“We’re going to have to study every tool we have,” acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel said in a one-on-one interview during POLITICO’s Tech Summit.

Rosenworcel said the agency is “laser-like focused on getting this service to everyone, everywhere,” and that it is trying to take a broader approach to the issue than the FCC had in the past.


Top U.S. general in Afghanistan contradicts Biden’s claim

Gen. Austin Scott Miller, who served as U.S. and NATO commander of troops of Afghanistan (Public Domain)
Gen. Austin Scott Miller, who served as U.S. and NATO commander of troops of Afghanistan (Public Domain)

In a closed briefing Tuesday, the Washington Times reported, Gen. Austin Scott Miller told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he registered his dissent directly to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin; Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the head of U.S. Central Command.

After the briefing Tuesday, Sen. James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, the committee’s ranking Republican, said “we heard enough to know that there are inconsistencies between what the administration has said and the truth.”

“Clearly President Biden didn’t listen to all military advice,” Inhofe said.

Inhofe said Miller didn’t express his dissent directly to Biden “because the president wasn’t there” at the meeting of the top chain of command.


Log Cabin Republicans to Honor First Lady Melania Trump with Spirit of Lincoln Award

Republican National Convention/YouTube
Republican National Convention/YouTube

The organization said the award “is an annual tradition to honor those who exemplify a commitment to enhancing personal freedom, encouraging individual responsibility, and ensuring equality under the law for all Americans.”

“Melania Trump’s work as first lady, from helping children reach their full potential to championing a more inclusive Republican Party, has been historic,” Log Cabin Republicans Managing Director Charles Moran said in the announcement for the event.

“Her vocal support of Log Cabin Republicans has been a signal to Republicans everywhere that it is possible to simultaneously be conservative and support equality under the law for all Americans,” Moran said.

LEGO Introduces ‘Queer Eye’ Toy Set Inspired by the Netflix Show

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix/LEGO
Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix/LEGO

The LEGO set, “Queer Eye — The Fab 5 Loft,” features each member of the “Fab Five” inside a decorated loft. “Get ready to be your true self as you join the Fab 5 for a rewarding building project with this LEGO® Queer Eye,” LEGO said in an announcement.

“As you recreate all the details that make up the interior of the Fab 5’s original Atlanta loft, you’ll discover lots of features from the show with tributes to each of the Fab 5’s special talents,” the company added.

The company also uploaded a video to its social media account featuring LEGO versions of the Fab Five that mimics the intro to Queer Eye.


Cartoon Network, HBO Max Target Preschoolers with Woke Animated Shows

WarnerMedia/Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images
WarnerMedia/Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

The new programming slate, called “Cartoonito,” debuted Monday on both the Cartoon Network and HBO Max, which are divisions of WarnerMedia.

In a press release, WarnerMedia said all “Cartoonito” preschool content will align with Cartoon Network’s recently announced tagline “Redraw Your World,” which aims to “empower kids to feel comfortable with who they are, embrace their uniqueness and believe anything is possible.”

WarnerMedia also said the programming will be based on something called “Humancentric Learning,” which it vaguely defined as the endeavor to “support every child’s humanness by celebrating their unique selves and encouraging them to interact with others with empathy, respect, and fairness.”


PA Gov. Tom Wolf Welcomes Afghan Refugees in His State with Open Arms: ‘Welcome Home’

Afghan refugees arrive at Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia while en route to military facilities in the U.S. (Jack Gruber-USA TODAY)
Aug 26, 2021; Dulles, VA, USA; Afghan refugees arrive at Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia while en route to military facilities in the U.S. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY

“Pennsylvania stands ready as a safe, welcoming place for those who seek refuge in the United States. To the Afghan evacuees who just arrived: Welcome home,” Wolf said, retweeting another grand welcome from the Keystone State’s official Twitter account, which declared in all caps that “ALL ARE WELCOME HERE”:

The Democrat governor’s warm welcome follows reports the Biden administration brought Afghans to the United States who were “flagged for suspected associations with terrorists,” according to the Washington Post:

Already, Biden has brought 48,000 Afghans into the United States since August 17, or roughly 2,300 Afghans to the U.S. every day over the last three weeks.

Further, some of the Afghans brought back to the U.S. were previously deported with prior felony convictions, “one for a 2010 sexual assault and the other for an armed robbery in 2011,” according to the Post.

Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-TX) has also expressed concern over the resettlement.


Analysis: Afghan Population in U.S. Explodes, Majority Live on Welfare

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

New analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reveals that the number of Afghans living in the U.S. has shot up to 133,000 in 2019 — more than three times the 44,000 Afghans who lived in the U.S. before the start of the Afghanistan War in 2001.

California remains home to the largest Afghan population in the U.S. with about 54,000 Afghans residing in the state, while about 24,000 live in Virginia and 10,000 live in Texas.

Likewise, the number of Afghan immigrant households that live in or near the U.S. poverty line is close to 51 percent. This is significantly higher than that of households headed by native-born Americans, where about 27 percent live in or near poverty.

Where Afghan immigrants do beat native-born Americans is in birth rates. In 2019, for instance, native-born American women had about 56 births per 1,000 compared to Afghan immigrant women who had 155 births percent 1,000.

This indicates that Afghan women in the U.S. have nearly three times the birth rate of native-born American women.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 3K Migrants Forced to Camp Under Border Bridge in Texas

The brief video shows the entire span of the international bridge that sits on the United States-side of the border being used to provide shelter for mostly Haitian migrants. Water tanks and portable outdoor toilets are in place as hundreds of migrants arrive on a daily basis.

The situation developing for the Border Patrol continues to worsen by the hour. On Monday, the number of migrants under the bridge reached 2,000.

According to the source, the Border Patrol does not have available indoor detention space to accommodate the hundreds arriving daily. The agency attempts to free space through transfers to other facilities or releases to nonprofit shelters. Either option requires buses and drivers, which are in short supply.

The makeshift camp sits on U.S. Customs and Border Protection property beyond the border fence and is not accessible or visible to the public. The detainees at the camp are not on any official detention rolls and have not been booked into official processing programs.

Democrats Open Amnesty Plan to Illegal Gang Members, Sex Offenders

AFP/Orlando Sierra
AFP/Orlando Sierra

On Monday, during a mark-up hearing for the Democrats’ budget reconciliation, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted against amendments that would prevent illegal alien gang members, convicted sex offenders, convicted drunk drivers, and those convicted of firearm or explosive offenses from securing a green card, and eventually naturalized American citizenship, as part of the amnesty plan.

Specifically, Democrats opposed an amendment that would have barred illegal alien gang members from receiving the amnesty included in their budget reconciliation. Additionally, they rejected an amendment that would have barred illegal alien sex offenders from receiving the amnesty.

Democrats went as far as to oppose an amendment that would have barred illegal aliens with 10 or more drunk driving convictions from receiving the amnesty. They also voted down amendments that would have prevented illegal aliens with one or more, as well as two more, drunk driving convictions from receiving the amnesty. Nadler said in their defense:

Arizona First State to Sue Biden Administration over Vaccine Mandate

(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

“In a nutshell: unauthorized aliens will not be subject to any vaccination requirements even when released directly into the United States… while roughly a hundred million U.S. citizens will be subject to unprecedented vaccination requirements,” Brnovich told a federal district court in Arizona in a 14-page filed complaint.

“This reflects an unmistakable — and unconstitutional — brand of favoritism in favor of unauthorized aliens.”

Whether this lawsuit or one of the others that will be filed in the coming weeks, disputes over the constitutionality of excluding illegal aliens, as well as the legality of OSHA’s authority to issue this regulation at all, are expected by some to make their way ultimately to the Supreme Court.

EXCLUSIVE: CDC warns Afghan refugees pose threat of ‘larger imminent outbreaks’ of measles in U.S.

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has sent a private warning to the chief of Afghan evacuation operations that measles is spreading among refugees and poses a “major public health threat” that includes the potential for “larger imminent outbreaks” in U.S. communities already reeling from the coronavirus.

“The large number of unvaccinated Afghan evacuees as seen already has the potential to seed countless U.S. community outbreaks,” Walensky warned in the four-page memo obtained by Just the News.

“Immediate implementation of CDC public health standards is imperative to prevent introduction of measles into US communities and to respond to multiple concurrent measles outbreaks,” Walensky wrote.

Rand Paul: If Gen. Milley’s actions confirmed, he should be immediately removed

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said that the top general should be interviewed, polygraphed, and asked if he committed treason against the U.S. government.

Washington DC is ‘occupied territory’: Retired Army colonel

Retired Army colonel reacts to accusations against Gen. Mark Milley on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’.

Politics:

Trump acting Defense Secretary Miller says he ‘did not’ authorize Milley China calls, says he should resign

Former Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller. (DoD Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders)
Former Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller. (DoD Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders)

Former acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, who led the Pentagon from the period after the 2020 election through Inauguration Day, said that he “did not and would not ever authorize” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to have “secret” calls with his Chinese counterpart, describing the allegations as a “disgraceful and unprecedented act of insubordination,” and calling on him to resign “immediately.”

In a statement to Fox News, Miller said that the United States Armed Forces, from its inception, has “operated under the inviolable principle of civilian control of the military.” 

But Fox News spoke with multiple individuals who were in the room during the two phone calls Milley had with Li. The calls, in October, were coordinated with then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s office. 

“They were not secret,” a U.S. official told Fox News about the calls, which took place over video teleconference. 

White House responds to questions about General Milley

In defense of Milley, Psaki intoned the Capitol riot of January 6, saying that President Trump, “during this period of time, fomented unrest leading to an insurrection and an attack on our nation’s capital on January 6, which you all have covered extensively, of course, one of the darkest days in our nation’s history.”

Concha: Newsom win won’t erase California homelessness, crime, high taxes

Fox News contributor Joe Concha argues celebrating Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall election victory won’t make California’s problems go away for Democrats.

Larry Elder: “We may have lost the battle, but we are going to win the war.”

WATCH – Gavin Newsom After Recall Victory: ‘We Said Yes to Science, We Said Yes to Vaccines’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Moving on from the pandemic, Newsom touted abortion rights and diversity, even though his victory stopped California from potentially electing its first black governor.

“We said yes to women’s fundamental constitutional right to decide for herself what she does with her body, her fate, and her future,” Newsom said. “We said yes to diversity. We said yes to inclusion. We said yes to pluralism. We said yes to all those things that we hold dear as Californians, and I would argue, as Americans.”

“Economic justice, social justice, racial justice, environmental justice are values where California has made so much progress. All of those things were on the ballot this evening,” he added.

Newsom went on to thank the voters for rejecting cynicism, negativity, and divisive politics. At one point, the governor nearly teared up as he recalled his 12-year-old son and the other children his age who are witnessing an America so divided.

World News:

North Korea launches two ballistic missiles toward Japan; missiles land in international waters between Japan, Korean Peninsula

North Korea missile launch (US Dept of Defense/Released)
North Korea missile launch (US Dept of Defense/Released)

In a statement released Wednesday, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said in a statement that it is “aware of the missile launch and are consulting closely with our allies and partners.”

“While we have assessed that this event does not pose an immediate threat to U.S. personnel or territory, or to our allies, the missile launch highlights the destabilizing impact of the DPRK’s illicit weapons program,” the statement continued.

“The U.S. commitment to the defense of the Republic of Korea and Japan remains ironclad.”

“The firings threaten the peace and safety of Japan and the region and are absolutely outrageous,” said Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, according to The Associated Press. “The government of Japan is determined to further step up our vigilance and surveillance to be prepared for any contingencies.”

S. Korea succeeds in testing ballistic missile launch from submarine: Cheong Wa Dae

This file photo provided by Yonhap News TV shows the 3,000-ton-class Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine to be equipped with ballistic missiles. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)
This file photo provided by Yonhap News TV shows the 3,000-ton-class Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine to be equipped with ballistic missiles. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

President Moon Jae-in inspected the firing at a local test center of the Agency for Defense Development (ADD), hours after North Korea lobbed two ballistic missiles into the East Sea.

The SLBM was fired from the 3,000-ton-class Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine at the ADD Anheung Test Center in South Chungcheong Province.

It flew a planned distance and precisely hit a target, Moon’s office said.

“Possessing SLBM is very meaningful in terms of securing deterrence against omnidirectional threats and it is expected to play a big role in self-reliant national defense and establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula, going forward,” it said in a statement.

US aircraft carrier commander asserts freedom to navigate the South China Sea

Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson leaves Naval Air Station North Island on deployment to the Western Pacific.  (Howard Lipin/TNS)

Global marine traffic records show early on Sunday, the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) was sailing in the Natuna Sea off Indonesia, near where the Chinese survey vessel Haiyang Dizhi 10 has been operating since late August.

Unusually, the U.S. super carrier also broadcasted its location, a move that analysts say would be intended to show that it is operating freely in international waters. China claims most of the South China Sea for itself.

In an exclusive interview with RFA on Saturday, the commander of the Carl Vinson Strike Group, Rear Adm. Dan Martin, said: “Our operations in the region are really the expression of our willingness to defend both our interests and the freedoms enshrined in international laws.”

Rear Adm. Dan Martin

Aircraft strike Iranian-proxy on Syria-Iraq border; Putin-Assad meet in Moscow TV7 Israel News 15.09

1) Unidentified aircraft strike Iranian-proxies militias on the Syria-Iraq border – in an attack initially attributed to the United States.

2) The IAEA board of governors holds back on adopting a resolution – after Iran partially indulges the nuclear watchdog’s demands.

3) Russian President Vladimir Putin voices outrage over the continued presence of foreign forces in Syria.

Gordon Chang: China was helping the Taliban | National Report

Asia analyst Gordon Chang explains the relationship between China and the Taliban – Via Newsmax’s ‘National Report.’

Commentary/Opinion:

Ep. 1605 Did We Witness An Act Of Treason? – The Dan Bongino Show®

Were the Democrats involved in a coup? Did Mark Milley commit treason? In this episode I address the disturbing evidence.

Tribute to Norm Macdonald, the Last TRUE Hero in the War on Comedy & Free Speech

Today, we remember Norm Macdonald, the last hero in the war on comedy and guard of free speech. Crowder reflects on Macdonald’s best SNL moments and jokes from over the years.

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